Last-mile delivery can comprise anything from 28% to 50% of the total transportation cost of a parcel to its destination. Plus the pollution, congestion and annoyance generated, adds to the problem.
As the shift from ‘bricks-and-mortar’ to online retail continues, the difficulties of managing last-mile delivery grow.
New customer expectations regarding order time to delivery, overall delivery experience and clear communication, have forced online retailers to invest in new technological solutions to manage their delivery operations.
But the change in last-mile delivery services has not kept up with the progress demanded.
A growth in repeated deliveries – due to missing time slots or part-loaded vehicles – has ensured pollution levels remain the same or increased.
Air pollution in the UK is a public health emergency and, according to a cross-party committee of MP’s, is responsible for 40-50,000 early deaths a year.
At a time, when politicians are taking measures to reduce emissions in urban centres, Hubl can bring a distinct and welcome improvement to last mile delivery operations.
The expensive, inefficient, outdated and dirty air model will be replaced by sophisticated logistics management, meeting the demands of consumers by offering superior service and the answer to pollution, noise and CO2 emissions of current delivery vehicles.
Hubl seeks to drive change to improve the efficiency and sustainability of last-mile services, by providing technological improvements for companies involved ih fulfilling customer demand.